10 DIY Furniture Makeovers

10 DIY Furniture Projects, Hacks and Makeovers

Turning trash into treasure or building your own DIY furniture is an appealing idea, for sure! We’ve all thought about tackling a DIY furniture project, but how many of us have actually done it? I’ve put together a complete office and crafting area in our house and gathered a bunch of DIY projects from the blogophere to share with you today!

DIY Furniture Projects and Inspiration

If it’s DIY inspiration you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve put together a list of 10 DIY Furniture Projects that will give you plenty of inspiration to tackle your own furniture makeover or build.


Use the ideas below to figure out what type of furniture project you want to tackle. Take a peek at the color pallets and see which colors will fit best in your house. Browse through all of them, follow the links to see the entire projects. I hope these DIY furniture projects will help inspire you to tackle your own project!


DIY Hallway or Mudroom Storage Lockers

DIY Hallway Storage Lockers

This kids locker project is a perfect addition to your mud room, hallway or even kids room – this really would look great anywhere! Not only does the color pop and scream fun, it’s a practical use project to help keep your home clutter free.

Check out this project at One Creative Mommy.


DIY IKEA Side Table Hack

IKEA Side Table Hack

Have you ever hacked an IKEA piece? We’ve got a couple of IKEA hacks for you today. Let’s begin with this IKEA side table hack. It’s a great project that turns a plain ole side table into a beautiful statement piece. It’s surprising how a whitewash finish can help this side table fit into the decor perfectly.

See more of this DIY project at The Thinking Closet.


DIY Wood Track Cabinet

Wood Tilt-Out Trash Can Cabinet

Hide your ugly trashcan with a built from scratch Wood Tilt-Out Trash Can Cabinet! This is a fun and fairly easy project that almost any DIYer can tackle. Not only is a trash can cabinet a great way to hide your unsightly garbage, it adds functionality and style to your kitchen. Your garbage is now concealed by a great piece of furniture. Atop the trash can cabinet you can decorate with flowers, plants, containers, mail basket – the possibilities are endless!

Learn more about this project at By Dawn Nicole.


How To Makeover an IKEA Dresser; DIY

IKEA Dresser DIY Makeover

Here’s the next IKEA hack we promised you. The IKEA Dresser DIY Makeover, turn your plain old IKEA dresser into a statement piece with this IKEA hack! This project takes a plain old dresser and turns it into a piece that’s worthy of any bedroom. You’d be surprised what a little trim and paint can do.

Learn more about this dresser makeover at Burlap and Babies.


DIY Computer Station

DIY Family Computer Work Station

Finding space for everyone to work on their projects, schoolwork or simply keeping entertained at the computer is difficult. This family computer work station highlights a desk that is big enough for the whole family to stretch out and get some work done. Plus, it’s budget friendly, too!

Check out this project at One Creative Mommy.


IKEA Dresser Hack and Makeover

Koppang IKEA Chest of Drawers Makeover

The Koppang IKEA 3 drawer chest gets turned into a wonderful Ombre Chest of Drawers in this IKEA hack makeover! Dressing up the front of this chest of drawers certainly gives it a whole new look. With this DIY furniture makeover, this IKEA chest really pops!

Learn how you can tackle this project at Crafts on Sea.


IKEA Wardrobe Hack using Pallets

Whitewashed Fjell Wardrobe

I told you we had some IKEA hacks today! Here’s a the Fjell Wardrobe from IKEA with a whitewash finish and pallet shelving inside. This DIY furniture makeover begins with a plain wardrobe and turns it into a proud piece of functioning art.

Learn more about this project at The Thinking Closet.


How To DIY Makeover a Roll-Top Desk

Roll-Top Desk Makeover 

They’re everywhere! Roll-top desks seem to be everywhere and most of them have one thing in common. They’re ugly! But, they don’t need to be ugly, you too can transform your roll top desk into a masterpiece! A little bit of elbow grease, some paint and a weekend of your time can give you a new statement piece that will wow everyone who sees it!

This project is brought to you by The Thinking Closet.


How to Makeover a Barrel Cane Chair

Barrel Cane Chair Makeover

We all have an ugly chair that needs a makeover and here is a great piece of inspiration to help you get started on your DIY project. Using a metallic paint, this chair has been transformed into a lovely white and gold showstopper.

See the before pictures and learn how this project was completed at By Dawn Nicole.


DIY Hutch and Console

DIY Ana White Hutch & Console

Build it from scratch! This awesome hutch and console was built from scratch. If you have a wall in your home that needs a splash of color and some organization, this DIY project might be exactly what you’re looking for.

See how this amazing piece of furniture was constructed over at By Dawn Nicole.


Bonus DIY Project!

DIY Footstool, Hand Painted

DIY Hand Painted Footstool

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up an ordinary footstool, you’ve found it here. This colorful combination gives this footstool a whole new look. Take an old footstool and give it new life with a fresh paint job and a cute design.

Learn more about this project at Mama of 3 Munchkins.

Aren’t these furniture makeovers just cool? Do you have a piece of furniture you’re going to reuse, repurpose or refinish? Feel free to leave a comment here or drop me a line through email if you have any questions or want to share your project!